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Robin Williams

Commits Suicide

8/11/2014 3:58 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Oakland TV station KTVU reported Williams hung himself.
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Robin Williams
has committed suicide.

The Oscar-winning actor/comedian killed himself in Tiburon, in Northern California.   His people tell us he's been recently battling severe depression.  

According to the Marin County Sheriff's Office ... authorities found Williams' body inside his home.  They say he was found unresponsive.

He was unconscious and not breathing and the coroner suspects suicide due to asphyxia. 

Williams was last seen alive at his house at 10 PM Sunday night.

Robin went back to rehab last month to focus on his sobriety.  We're told alcohol was an issue.

Williams struggled with cocaine and alcohol abuse in the early '80s but was sober for 20 years ... with the exception of a stint in rehab in 2006. 

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One of Robin's last public appearances was at the San Francisco Zoo in June ... when the zoo named one of their howler monkeys "Robin" in his honor.

Robin's wife, Susan Schneider, says, "This morning, I lost my husband and my best friend, while the world lost one of its most beloved artists and beautiful human beings.  I am utterly heartbroken."

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Robin's last tweet was on July 31 ... wishing his daughter Zelda Rae a happy 25th birthday. He posted a #tbt instagram pic of himself holding her as a child.  Zelda did not respond.

Late Monday evening Zelda tweeted a quote from French writer Antoine de Saint-Exupery ... "You alone will have the stars as no one else has them…In one of the stars I shall be living. In one of them I shall be laughing."


She added … "I love you. I miss you. I'll try to keep looking up. Z"

Williams was 63.

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mabewe    

Nanoo Nanoo:'(

39 days ago
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KateWinslet'sStudbolt    

Ain't that rotten for the world?!

39 days ago
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lili    

Mrs. Doubtfire is one of my favorite movies. RIP Robin

39 days ago
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detour    

Awwww man!! RIP

39 days ago
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Marco Polo    

I'm truly heartbroken as I followed Robin from his Mork and Mindy days. It seems like stars die in Hollywood due to drugs, suicide or cancer. May he rest in peace and my condolences to his family.

39 days ago
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HoTMZ    

How tragic.

39 days ago
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cokeandpilates    

Such a tragic loss. RIP, you were one of a kind!

39 days ago
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billson1234    

Oh my god I refreshed the main page because this site was acting up this surprised the living ***** out of me no man **** seems unbelievable

39 days ago
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MariNapp1    

This is one man that was an all around great guy. While he was battling depression he took time to make us laugh when he couldn't. Why are the good guys dying and the garbage lives on. Hope I see you on the other side! Condolences to the Williams family! Heaven recieved another Angel!!!

39 days ago
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nilescaldwell    

Robin was my favorite comedian, he could make you laugh and make you cry. Thank goodness he will live on in film and tv forever.

39 days ago
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__kath    

This is so amazingly sad. Depression is so crippling. His poor family.

39 days ago
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musikman337    

Can some1 PLEASE tell me this...how is he RIP if he took his own life??! Im curious. Since everybody us sayn RIP im hoping one of the same can explain to me

39 days ago
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H8Kardash    

Dead Poets Society was one of the best!! RIP Robin

39 days ago
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Jabroni    

This is so sad.. Rest in paradise.

39 days ago
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PornosecProle    

One of the sad comic clown greats has left us. He never seemed more happy than when he was stuck in perpetual standup mode not being himself. In this era of poison pop culture, celebs from the good old days of civilized showbiz are not happy. They keep leaving us and checking out. America has lost its innocence to bad asses and we must get it back. RIP Robin.

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